Interesting Artifact: A Golden Globe At The Stearns History Museum [VIDEO]
ST. CLOUD - A Golden Globe with a St. Cloud connection can be found at the Stearns History Museum. The award was won by St. Cloud native Gig Young - whose original name was Byron Barr - for his role in the 1969 film "They Shoot Horses Don't They".
Head Archivist Adam Smith says Barr was born here in 1913.
His father owned the Barr Pickling Plant, which was located kind of where South Junior High is now. The family moved to Washington, D.C. in 1932. Apparently at the time Byron was not too happy about moving, because he really liked living in St. Cloud.
Smith says Young's sister donated the Golden Globe, along with some of his other personal items, to the museum in 1986.
Each month WJON news features a different 'interesting artifact' that you can find at the Stearns History Museum.